Toyota Celica special: ‘Fensport GT4X’
- 2012 Toyota Sprint Series Round 1 - 1st Overall
- 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 4th overall (50.03 seconds)
- 2011 Championship winning car Toyota Sprint Series
- 2011 Ten of The Best 2nd Overall
- 2010 Quarter mile 9.74 @ 149mph
- 2009 Vmax 202mph (Woodbridge Airfield)
Highly developed 4WD special built and maintained by Fensport Performance. Used since 2013 as a trackday car, currently running 400 – 500bhp (dependent on boost level adjustment), mapped on 97RON pump fuel.
The floorpan of the car has been slightly altered to accept propshaft centre mount and an exhaust tunnel, the rear spare wheel well has been removed, and the fuel system installed where the back seat once was. No chassis rails have been cut, however 2 towers welded in to locate 4wd corolla rear subframe, which is modified to accept the GT4 rear differential. The rear hubs are also from the Corolla 4WD.
Front cross-member is from corolla 4wd and modified for 3sgte engine /transmission, all engine mounts are custom made.
Front radiator support panel has been replaced with T45 steel member to straighten up both intercooler and radiator to aid airflow and increase engine bay space.
The extensive roll cage is a fully TIG welded WRC type multi point, links to front turrets, transmission tunnel, rear turrets and double X door bars. The under-dash bar is also incorporated into the cage.
The front bumper bar is replaced with T45 steel.
The rear bumper bar is lightweight alloy.
2 extra rear chassis stiffening underbraces in aluminium support carbon boot floor.
All underseal and sealant removed.
Doors lightened and internal door bars removed, 8.5kgs per door saved, electric windows and glass retained.
The engine is the 3SGTE, 2.0 litre twincam 16 valve turbo, using a TTE Group 'A' block and TTE crankshaft, capacity is standard 2.0 litres. Crower steel connecting rods with JE Forged Pistons, ARP Head Bolts, HKS metal head gasket, Lightweight alloy pulleys.
Fensport Racing ported and flowed cylinder head with racing valves and double valve springs, TTE vernier pulleys and HKS 272 degree camshafts.
The inlet manifold is completely custom made to and has a short runner design with internal ram pipes and a 75mm throttle body.
The fuel system is completely custom and installed where the rear seat would have been, the tank is alloy and foam filled, Holley lift pump, swirl pot then Aeromotive main pump, -10 braided fuel lines, 1000cc injectors and Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator.
Garrett GT35X Billet turbo using a 0.63 AR exhaust housing, mounted on a Corolla WRC manifold modified to accept a TIAL 44mm remote wastegate which is now vented back in to the main exhaust to comply with noise regulations. This new set up provides better response which is needed for the Toyota Sprint Series, this setup produces great response and approximately 680bhp on race fuel.
The exhaust system is stainless steel, using 90mm mandrel bent pipework from turbo to single back box with twin exits (<95dB @ 4500 rpm).
GT4 alternator modified with corolla regulator and Fensport alloy oversize pulley, TTE WRC alloy mount with carbon adjustment bracket.
Custom breather system with stainless braided pipework leading to a custom alloy tank with oil return line.
A HKS front mounted intercooler, from the supra JZA80, is used with custom made "lightweight thin wall" 0.9mm stainless steel 3" piping and Samco silicon hosing.
The cooling system has a custom alloy radiator, electric water pump, alloy header tank, swirl pot, a TRD low temp thermostat and Evans coolant. Oil cooler with braided lines and thermostat.
Gearbox oil cooler. Samco Radiator Hoses.
Triple plate clutch with lightweight flywheel. ST205 Standard helical cut gearbox. Cusco MZ plate type Rear LSD. TRD rear differential front mounts, Fensport Racing uprated rear diff mount. Propshaft retaining rings.
Front suspension is AST 3 way adjustable coilovers with camber adjustable top mount
SuperPro front wishbone bushes with increased castor and anti-lift. SuperPro anti roll bar bushes. Rear suspension is AST 3 way adjustable coilovers.
Whiteline adjustable anti-roll bar with poly bushes from a MR2 turbo is mounted behind the axle.
Whiteline adjustable droplinks.
C-one lower rear arm bushes.
Front - Tarox 10 pot GT caliper with 340mm discs.
Rear - Tarox 6 pot caliper with 280mm discs.
Braided steel lines throughout, all lines inside. Adjustable brake proportioning valve.
Wheels and tyres:
2 Sets Volks Racing TE37, 7 .5 X 17 ET35 (Toyo R888 / Nankang NS2R) 225/45/17.
MoTeC M400 Pro ECU is used to control the engine as well as Boost Control, Full throttle gearchange, Launch control, Data logging and Wide Band Lambda.
MoTeC digital Sport Dash displays all ECU parameters as well as speedo, gear position, shift lights, warning lights, oil pressure, fuel pressure, engine oil temp, gearbox oil temp, and rear differential oil temp.
Custom wiring loom throughout.
FIA electric cut out switch.
Interior - Flocked dash & interior plastics.
Recaro Profi Race seats (6kgs), Momo quick release steering wheel.
Schroth 5 point harnesses.
Spa firefighter 4kg plumbed in electric fire system, 3 engine bay and 3 interior extinguisher jets.
Ballistic Evo2 lithium ion battery (2.6kg) behind passenger seat.
Varis Carbon fibre bonnet. Carbon roof scoop. GT front bumper modified for more airflow and C-one front spoiler. Seibon Carbon fibre tailgate with tinted plexiglass. GT side skirts. Varis GT Carbon rear wing. TRD M sport rear bumper corners.
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